Thousands of federal lawsuits alleging that AbbVie’s AndroGel testosterone booster caused serious cardiovascular side effects are preparing to be settled, marking the end of a long legal battle over the safety of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) products and the marketing tactics used to promote them.
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September 20, 2018 – An agreement has been reached between AbbVie and the plaintiffs on the issue of settlement terms, though the financial paperwork has yet to be finalized, according to the Chicago Tribune.
AbbVie is the last testosterone manufacturer to settle in the mass litigation being handled in a Chicago federal court. Details of the settlement agreement will be confidential, and a special master appointed by the court will make the allocations.
AndroGel received approval from the FDA in 2000 to treat hypogonadism, a condition that occurs when the testes fail to make sperm, testosterone, or both. However, at some point AbbVie and the other testosterone manufacturers began marketing their products for unapproved, or “off-label” indications, including to treat age-related low sex drive, fatigue and increased body fat, symptoms of what it called “Low T,” according to the lawsuits.
Shortly after came a wave of lawsuits, filed in district courts across the country, which in 2014 were consolidated before Judge Matthew Kennelly in the Northern District of Illinois. Last week, Kennelly issued a stay halting existing cases against AbbVie and related defendants so the parties can devote themselves to finalizing the AndroGel settlement.
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